Posts Tagged ‘peaches’

Several weeks ago, I came across a cobbler recipe by Ree Drummond, and this week I got a bag full of fresh picked cherries straight from my friend’s yard (thanks, Cindy!!). ¬†So I went back to that cobbler recipe and here’s my version. ūüėÄ

Fruit Cobbler

  • 2 c sugar
  • 2 c flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 c milk
  • 1 c melted butter
  • 4 c washed & patted dry fresh fruit (I used cherries, blackberries, and peaches)
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1 Tbsp sugar (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. ¬†Butter or spray with cooking spray a 9×13 pan. ¬†Combine sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt in your mixing bowl. ¬†Add milk and blend well. ¬†Pour in melted butter and stir to combine well. ¬†Pour batter into pan. ¬†Sprinkle fruit over top of batter. ¬†Top fruit with 1/4 c sugar. ¬†Bake for 1 hour or until golden brown. ¬†Optional: ¬†Top with another tablespoon of sugar 10 minutes before baking is complete.

This fruit is beautiful!!

Batter before adding fruit.

Cobbler before going into oven.


Hello!!  Look at that fruit!!

I can’t even begin to tell you how good this is. ¬†I had to send the rest of the pan up to the church just so I wouldn’t keep eating it!!

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I forget to show you Mike’s birthday dinner:

Steak with Ranch Potato Wedges and toasted French Bread…I added the Colorful Veggie Salad to my plate…and my plate only. ¬†No one else likes it but me.

As I said, yesterday, Mike requested 2 desserts for his birthday ūüėÄ He doesn’t usually get real specific about what I make or bake. ¬†He’ll eat just about anything. ¬†But ¬†for his birthday he knew just what he wanted. ¬†And since he requested no presents because he’s saving up for an IPad….the least I could do for him is bake what he asked for: ¬†Key Lime Pie and this, Pretzel Salad. ¬†The name itself is a bit deceiving, in that there’s a whole lot more going on in this “salad” than pretzels. ¬†And just for the record…I don’t think it’s much of a salad, but a whole lot more like a dessert. ¬†Not only is it one of Mike’s favorites, but Cader’s, too.

Pretzel Salad


  • 2 c crushed pretzels
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 3/4 c butter, melted


  • 1 8oz pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c sugar
  • 12 oz carton of cool whip


  • 1 pkg orange gelatin
  • 1 pkg peach gelatin
  • 2 c boiling water
  • 1 20 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 can diced peaches

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare crust: ¬†Combine pretzels, butter, and sugar and press into bottom of 9×13 pan. ¬†Bake for 8 minutes. ¬†Let cool completely.

Prepare topping: Combine gelatin with boiling water and stir until dissolved.  Add pineapple and peaches.  Place in refrigerator or freezer just until starting to set but not firm.

Prepare filling:  Whip cream cheese, sugar, and cool whip.  Spread over top of cooled pretzel crust.

Pour slightly set gelatin over top of cream cheese filling.  Place entire dessert into refrigerator for at least 4 hours or until gelatin topping is completely set.

You can see all the delicious layers….

Salty, sweet, creamy, smooth…yep it hits all the right senses. ¬†A perfect dessert ūüėÄ

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